The owner of the Largs Golf Club pro shop has spoken of his horror after thieves broke in and ransacked his premises, escaping with a four figure sum worth of goods.

Police Scotland is appealing for information after a golf club in Largs was broken into, and a number of items stolen, on Thursday 13 September.

Around 3.15 am on Thursday 13 September two men forced open the shutters and entered the shop at Largs Golf Club, Irvine Road and made off with equipment worth a four figure sum.

Andy Fullen, Club Pro-Shop owner for the past ten years, said: "They broke in through one of the right hand side windows after breaking into a joiners shed to get tools, and just grabbed what they could.

"They even grabbed my own personal clubs and bag with my name on it - I don't know what they can do with that. They grabbed all my personal clubs, but oddly left my laptop, and the till was untouched.

"It is around £5000-6000 of stock that they have taken.

"They have came in from the Haylie Brae end not through the car park, and came in through the first tee.

"I gather there have been 30 break-ins to pro shops around central and west Scotland alone this year.

"It is not a nice phone call to receive at ten to four in the morning from the police to tell you that your shop has been burgled. There was glass and debris everywhere, and the shutters were badly damaged.

"We had roller shutters, it was locked and the place was alarmed."

Detective Constable, Fionntan Rankin, Saltcoats Police Office, said: “The two men believed to be involved have planned this theft – it is vital that we find those responsible. Officers have been checking CCTV and making door to door enquiries.

“We know that there was a white Seat Ibiza car in the area that night and we are appealing for anyone who may have seen this car, or the driver of this car to come forward and contact us.

“Think back, where were you in the early hours of Thursday morning – did you hear or see anything you think may be able to help us?

"We are also appealing to anyone who may have been offered golf equipment or knows of anyone selling a large amount of equipment in the area in the last few days to get in touch."

Anyone with information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 0313 of Thursday 13 September. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.

Inspector Colin Convery said: "At the moment, we are appealing for more information.

"Unfortunately it is not the first golf club to be targeted.

"We are doing some work with golf clubs in the area regarding security and Largs will be included in this."

Three years ago, Routenburn Golf Club was targeted to thieves, with the club pro shop being set alight after being ransacked by thieves, and lost over £10,000 of stock.